Militants injure 3 Italian soldiers in northern Afghanistan
Fri Aug 3, 2012 6:25PM
Insecurity continues to rise across Afghanistan, despite the presence of about 130,000 US-led forces in the country.According to official figures released by the website icasualties.org, 272 US-led foreign soldiers, mostly American, have lost their lives in war-battered Afghanistan so far this year. A total of 566 US-led forces died in Afghanistan in 2011. However, 2010 remains the deadliest year on record for foreign military casualties, with a death toll of 711.
The US-led war in Afghanistan, which has caused record-high civilian and military casualties, has become the longest military conflict in the American history.Washington invaded Afghanistan in 2001 under the pretext of combating terrorism. AZA/MR/JR